Chester Bennington, frontman for multi-platinum rockers Linkin Park, has been released from the hospital, but he will need to undergo surgery. Doctors have taken a series of tests and believe that Bennington's severe back pain and spasms may have been caused by a parasite or an intestinal disorder. According to NME, Fellow Linkin Parker Mike Shinoda told KROQ that Bennington's diagnosis is a bit of a mystery. He said, "They did an MRI. It's not in his head, it's not in his brain. They've tested everything and narrowed the area down to his lower abdomen. They say that that's a place where it's hard to get a diagnosis by."
Shinoda continued, "(The doctors) know they can get the thing that's going on in his upper stomach handled in a couple of days, and that will require surgery. Then the thing below, they've got to figure that thing out, before they can do the other surgery so to cut a long story short, he's definitely going to be in town for the rest of the month."
Twelve European concert dates, beginning June 7 in Germany, have been cancelled thus far as a result of Bennington's illness.